Application of quantitative methods used by regional and urban planners. Problem definition and data sources, data collection and analysis using descriptive and inferential statistics, and spreadsheet and database planning software. Data presentation techniques. Prerequisite: Statis 501 or equivalent.
The first in a sequence of workshop-type courses, to integrate skills and knowledge from conventional courses and apply them to representative planning problems. Instructional goals: to develop the skills and techniques for collecting, analyzing, synthesizing and presenting spatial and non-spatial data; and to develop a sense of judgement about the comprehensiveness and reliability of the data and its utility for planning decisions.
Social, cultural, political, and economic analyses of urban policies and practices. Various disciplinary approaches used for critiquing and developing appropriate policies, including urban planning, anthropology, geography, political science, media studies, sociology, and economics. Includes service learning component. Ms. Pader